Our impact on recipient households has been documented by a rigorous third-party experimental evaluation (RCT), considered the gold standard for evidence.
We're averaging $0.91 per dollar placed directly in the hands of the poor.
We deliver payments electronically and use advanced tools to manage logistics and fraud.
Evaluations underway or completed
We address policy questions that keep emerging-market leaders up at night. Studies in progress examine the optimal design and macroeconomic impact of transfers.
Performance relative to target (click to verify)
the number of households a field officer visits per day, relative to a target of 12
the percent of questions about GiveDirectly that recipients answer correctly, relative to a target of 100%
the average time from census to token payment, normalized to a target of 63 days
the percent of recipients we reach by phone for follow up, relative to a target of 100%
We publish our internal performance data in real time. After a big push to meet enrollment targets for 2014, speed slowed in January due to the holiday break. Productivity dipped as staff spent extra time enrolling hard-to-reach households before relocating to a new area.
As a way of building connections among our teams in the US and Africa, GiveDirectly has set up regular international one-on-one chats between team members in Uganda, Kenya and the US.